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re·volve

 (rĭ-vŏlv′)
v. re·volved, re·volv·ing, re·volves
v.intr.
1. To orbit a central point: The planets revolve around the sun.
2. To turn on an axis; rotate. See Synonyms at turn.
3. To be arranged as revolving credit: His credit line revolves.
4. To be centered: Their troubles revolve around money management.
v.tr.
1. To cause to revolve.
2. To ponder or reflect on: revolved the matter in his mind.

[Middle English revolven, to change direction, from Old French revolver, to reflect upon, from Latin revolvere, to turn over, roll back, reflect upon : re-, re- + volvere, to roll; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

re·volv′a·ble adj.

revolve

(rɪˈvɒlv)
vb
1. to move or cause to move around a centre or axis; rotate
2. (intr) to occur periodically or in cycles
3. to consider or be considered
4. (intr; foll by around or about) to be centred or focused (upon): Juliet's thoughts revolved around Romeo.
n
(Theatre) theatre a circular section of a stage that can be rotated by electric power to provide a scene change
[C14: from Latin revolvere, from re- + volvere to roll, wind]
reˈvolvable adj
reˈvolvably adv

re•volve

(rɪˈvɒlv)

v. -volved, -volv•ing. v.i.
1. to move in a curving course or orbit: The earth revolves around the sun.
2. to turn around or rotate, as on an axis: The wheel revolved slowly.
3. to focus or center.
4. to proceed or occur in a round or cycle; recur.
5. to be turned over in the mind.
v.t.
6. to cause to turn around, as on an axis.
7. to cause to move in a circular or curving course, as about a central point.
8. to turn over in the mind; consider; ponder.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin revolvere to roll back =re- re- + volvere to roll, turn round]
re•volv′a•ble, adj.
syn: See turn.

revolve


Past participle: revolved
Gerund: revolving

Imperative
revolve
revolve
Present
I revolve
you revolve
he/she/it revolves
we revolve
you revolve
they revolve
Preterite
I revolved
you revolved
he/she/it revolved
we revolved
you revolved
they revolved
Present Continuous
I am revolving
you are revolving
he/she/it is revolving
we are revolving
you are revolving
they are revolving
Present Perfect
I have revolved
you have revolved
he/she/it has revolved
we have revolved
you have revolved
they have revolved
Past Continuous
I was revolving
you were revolving
he/she/it was revolving
we were revolving
you were revolving
they were revolving
Past Perfect
I had revolved
you had revolved
he/she/it had revolved
we had revolved
you had revolved
they had revolved
Future
I will revolve
you will revolve
he/she/it will revolve
we will revolve
you will revolve
they will revolve
Future Perfect
I will have revolved
you will have revolved
he/she/it will have revolved
we will have revolved
you will have revolved
they will have revolved
Future Continuous
I will be revolving
you will be revolving
he/she/it will be revolving
we will be revolving
you will be revolving
they will be revolving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been revolving
you have been revolving
he/she/it has been revolving
we have been revolving
you have been revolving
they have been revolving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been revolving
you will have been revolving
he/she/it will have been revolving
we will have been revolving
you will have been revolving
they will have been revolving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been revolving
you had been revolving
he/she/it had been revolving
we had been revolving
you had been revolving
they had been revolving
Conditional
I would revolve
you would revolve
he/she/it would revolve
we would revolve
you would revolve
they would revolve
Past Conditional
I would have revolved
you would have revolved
he/she/it would have revolved
we would have revolved
you would have revolved
they would have revolved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.revolve - turn on or around an axis or a center; "The Earth revolves around the Sun"; "The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire"
drive in, screw - cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion; "drive in screws or bolts"
screw - turn like a screw
circumvolve, rotate - cause to turn on an axis or center; "Rotate the handle"
wheel, wheel around - change directions as if revolving on a pivot; "They wheeled their horses around and left"
spin, spin around, gyrate, reel, whirl - revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis; "The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
swirl, twiddle, twirl, whirl - turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"
turn - move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning"
center, center on, concentrate on, focus on, revolve about, revolve around - center upon; "Her entire attention centered on her children"; "Our day revolved around our work"
2.revolve - move in an orbit; "The moon orbits around the Earth"; "The planets are orbiting the sun"; "electrons orbit the nucleus"
retrograde - move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies
circle, circulate - move in circles
3.revolve - cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
roll, turn over - move by turning over or rotating; "The child rolled down the hill"; "turn over on your left side"
transit - revolve (the telescope of a surveying transit) about its horizontal transverse axis in order to reverse its direction

revolve

verb
2. go round, circle, orbit, gyrate The satellite revolves around the earth.
3. rotate, turn, wheel, spin, twist, whirl The entire circle revolved slowly.
4. consider, study, reflect, think about, deliberate, ponder, turn over (in your mind), meditate, mull over, think over, ruminate He revolved the new notion dizzily in his mind.

revolve

verb
1. To move or cause to move in circles or around an axis:
2. To think or think about carefully and at length:
Idioms: cudgel one's brains, put on one's thinking cap, rack one's brain.
Translations
يَدورُ حَوْل
otáčet se
rotere
kiertääpohtiapyöriä
snúast um
revolverissukamas
griezties

revolve

[rɪˈvɒlv]
A. VTgirar, hacer girar (fig) (in the mind) → dar vueltas a, meditar
B. VIgirar, dar vueltas (Astron) → revolverse
to revolve around (lit) → girar alrededor de (fig) → girar en torno a
everything revolves round himtodo gira en torno a él
the discussion revolved around three topicsel debate se centró en tres temas

revolve

[rɪˈvɒlv] vitourner
revolve around
revolve round vt fus
(= turn around) [planet, wheel] → tourner autour de
(= be centred on) → tourner autour de
Her life revolves around tennis → Sa vie tourne autour du tennis.
(= be about) [discussion, conversation] → tourner autour de

revolve

vtdrehen
visich drehen; to revolve on an axis/around the sunsich um eine Achse/um die Sonne drehen; he thinks everything revolves around him (fig)er glaubt, alles drehe sich nur um ihn

revolve

[rɪˈvɒlv]
1. vt(far) girare
2. vigirare
to revolve around sth → girare or ruotare intorno a qc
the Earth revolves on its own axis → la Terra ruota intorno al proprio asse
he thinks everything revolves round him → si crede il centro dell'universo

revolve

(rəˈvolv) verb
to move, roll or turn (in a complete circle) around a central point, axis etc. A wheel revolves on its axle; This disc can be revolved; The Moon revolves (a)round the Earth; The Earth revolves about the Sun and also revolves on its axis.
reˈvolver noun
a type of pistol. She shot him with a revolver.
reˈvolving adjective
revolving doors.
References in classic literature ?
It was better still to see Amy pay him the daughterly duty and affection which completely won his old heart, and best of all, to watch Laurie revolve about the two, as if never tired of enjoying the pretty picture they made.
Then the astonished eyes of the adventurers saw the great stone door revolve on its axis and swing to one side, leaving a passage open through which they could pass.
But even so, amid the tornadoed Atlantic of my being, do I myself still for ever centrally disport in mute calm; and while ponderous planets of unwaning woe revolve round me, deep down and deep inland there i still bathe me in eternal mildness of joy.
In a minute or two, however, it began slowly to revolve, and then the men upon each side of it sprang to work.
Dick made his two hands revolve very fast about each other a great number of times, and then brought them into collision, and rolled them over and over one another, to express confusion.
It was only by fragments, and at intervals which left Dolly time to revolve what she had heard till it acquired some familiarity for her, that Silas at last arrived at the climax of the sad story--the drawing of lots, and its false testimony concerning him; and this had to be repeated in several interviews, under new questions on her part as to the nature of this plan for detecting the guilty and clearing the innocent.
They have likewise discovered two lesser stars, or satellites, which revolve about Mars; whereof the innermost is distant from the centre of the primary planet exactly three of his diameters, and the outermost, five; the former revolves in the space of ten hours, and the latter in twenty-one and a half; so that the squares of their periodical times are very near in the same proportion with the cubes of their distance from the centre of Mars; which evidently shows them to be governed by the same law of gravitation that influences the other heavenly bodies.
And some is twisted into cables by means of a dozen whirling drums--a dizzying sight, as each pair of drums revolve in opposite directions.
To this catalogue of circumstances that tend to the amelioration of popular systems of civil government, I shall venture, however novel it may appear to some, to add one more, on a principle which has been made the foundation of an objection to the new Constitution; I mean the ENLARGEMENT of the ORBIT within which such systems are to revolve, either in respect to the dimensions of a single State or to the consolidation of several smaller States into one great Confederacy.